The rate of people filing for divorce within two weeks of the Passover holiday is three times as high as during the rest of the year, according to Ronit Sharon, manager of the Talia Center for Children and Parents and a lecturer at the Hebrew University.
She said that this statistic is true for the Beit Din rabbinical court and the secular divorce system, and is only equivalent around the Rosh Hashanah holiday.
The reason for this rise in divorces is the number of stresses that surface around the holidays, Sharon explained. For example, there could be a question of where a family will hold its Seder, sensitivity around relationships with extended family, too much to do and greater financial demands. “Don’t make impulsive decisions on ending a connection during the holidays. Persevere until afterwards and then look at the situation with a new perspective.”
I’m stressing out already. But you all know what the best advice is — yes, just let it all, er, pass over. Meanwhile, hag sameach (happy holiday) to everyone.